Events

Brightwork NEWMusic Benefit Concert

ERCOLE SU'L TERMODONTE

January 6, 7, 12, 14, 20, 21

Highland Park Ebell Club, Highland Park, CA

Originally scheduled for summer 2020, Ercole su'l Termodonte is finally happening! It's Hercules verses the Amazons in Pacific Opera Project's US premiere of this stunning Vivaldi opera. Ms. Martin portrays Antiope, the Queen of the Amazons, in this intimate setting with a small period orchestra. Kyle Naig conducts and Josh Shaw directs.

More information here.

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songs to the moon

August 7, 2022, 4pm

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Martin joins Neal Stulberg for a set of moon-themed art songs for voice and piano and a rare performance of George Crumb’s magical “Night of the Four Moons” with texts by Federico Garcia Lorca.

More information: Hammer Museum

Mak | Bach European
RECITAL Tour

July 2, 2022: Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia

July 7: Auditorium Manzoni, Mottola, Italy

July 18: Katedrala, Gornji Grad, Slovenia

July 27: Orangerie im Burggarten, Graz, Austria

July 28: City Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia

July 29: Romarski kompleks Tri Fare, Metlika, Slovenia

Ms. Martin joins GRAMMY-nominated guitarist Mak Grgić for an all-Bach program in a recital tour of Croatia, Italy, Austria and Slovenia.

More information: Mak Grgić, MAK | BACH

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June 21, 2022

Monk Space, Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Martin joins artists from across the Los Angeles community in support of Brightwork newmusic. She and celebrated guitarist Mak Grgić will perform Giovanni Piacentini's Rosa Divina, a setting of three poems by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, which they premiered earlier this year.

More information: Brightwork newmusic

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Mandell Collection Recital

June 12, 2022

Los Angeles, CA - Belmont Village

Ms. Martin and Mak Grgić partner up for a Bach-inspired recital program for the residents of Belmont Village.

More information: Mak Grgić, MAK | BACH

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SNAPSHOT:
West Edge Opera

April 9-10, 2022

The Taube Atrium Theater at The Wilsey Center, San Francisco

Ms. Martin makes her company debut with West Edge Opera in their Snapshot concert series showcasing selections from five bold new works. Ms. Martin appears in Dark Horse and The School for Girls Who Lost Everything in the Fire, under the baton of Mary Chun.

More information: West Edge Opera

Unable to perform
due to Covid-19

World Premiere:
Rosa Divina

February 22, 2022

Los Angeles, CA - Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

Ms. Martin and GRAMMY-nominated guitarist Mak Grgić join forces at UCLA's Graduate Composers Recital for the world premiere of Rosa Divina, a stirring song cycle featuring music by composer Giovanni Piacentini and poetry by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

Ticket information is here.

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Streaming:

Elinor & Marianne

December 25-31, 2021

Online

Listen to The Rally Cat's recording of Aferdian and Marella Martin Koch's Elinor & Marianne, recorded at Sound on Sound Studios, via multiple limited-time streams. Ms. Martin portrays Elinor Dashwood alongside pianist Douglas Sumi, Jana McIntyre as Marianne, and pianist Chérie Roe.

More information: The Rally Cat

Recording:
Elinor & Marianne

November 20-21, 2021

New York, NY

Ms. Martin, soprano Jana McIntyre, and pianists Douglas Sumi and Chérie Roe give voice to the sisters at the heart of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility in this evocative two-singer, two-piano song cycle by composer Aferdian and librettist Marella Martin Koch. The recording is produced by The Rally Cat.

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Workshop:

The Three Women of Jerusalem

October 15, 2021

Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Martin joins the team at LA Opera Connects as Love in the workshop of Carla Lucero's stirring new opera.

Persuasion song cycle

October 15, 2021

Chicago, IL - Virtual Participation

Ms. Martin sings three songs inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion by composer Rachel DeVore Fogarty and librettist Douglas Murray. A recording of the songs, with the composer at the piano, will be played during Mr. Murray's presentation at the Jane Austen Society of North America's Annual General Meeting.

More information here.

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AFTERNOON RECITALS

September 5 & October 10, 2021

Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Martin joins acclaimed guitarist Mak Grgić for two recitals for the residents of Belmont Village in Westwood.

More information here.

LA CENERENTOLA

August 27, 2021

The Ford, Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Martin portrays stepsister Tisbe and covers the title role in Pacific Opera Project's production of Rossini and Ferretti's beloved retelling of Cinderella. Kristin Roach conducts and Josh Shaw directs.

More information here.

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